Parish Councils have statutory duties and responsibilities to government and to the community. Orford and Gedgrave Parish Council has 12 Parish Councillors who also operate independently as the sole Trustee of the New Orford Town Trust.
Anne Macro (Chairman)
Peter Smith (Vice Chairman)
Clerk - Marie Backhouse
Telephone: 01394 459172
Orford and Gedgrave Parish Council
Suffolk IP12 2NZ
Parish Council meetings are open to the public who are allowed to put questions to the council before the start of the meeting. Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding December and August) in the New Room of Orford Town Hall. Forthcoming meeting dates are as follows:Friday 26 May 2023 (APM) Please note that the local elections are to take place on Thursday 4th May 2023. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please contact the Clerk. Nomination papers will be available from the 17th March 2023. The closing date for the nomination papers to be hand delivered to East Suffolk Council is 4pm on the 4th April 2023.
Voter ID Resource – May 2023
The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.
Which forms of ID can I use to vote?
You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can use any of the following:
• Driving licence (including provisional license)
• Blue badge
• Certain concessionary travel cards
• Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
• Biometric Immigration document
• Defence identity card
• Certain national identity cards
For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.
If you don’t have an accepted form photo ID
If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. You can apply for this at voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk.
Alternatively, you can complete a paper application form and send this to the electoral services team at your local council.
If you need any help with applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, contact your local council. To find their contact details visit electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.
Find out more
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, go to electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID, or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.
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